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The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan

The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes Read more: Olavsrosa
The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes
The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes
The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes
The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan Photo: Nina G. Sæternes
Read more: Olavsrosa

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Far out in the ocean, among a multitude of skerries and rocks, all of sudden you spot houses facing the open sea of Folla! This is the authentic fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan. Here you can live in a museum!

The author Olav Duun described this island landscape far out at sea as a ”fairtytale land”. If you wish, these islands can be your home for a few days this summer. Today Sør-Gjæslingan is a monument to former greatness, and it has been designated a national heritage conservation area. You can sense the history in the walls and a visit to Sør-Gjæslingan is a memory for life. This was once one of the greatest and most important fishing villages south of Lofoten. In Sør-Gjæslingan you will hear the tale of Sea-Sara, a woman who lived around the turn of the 18th century and was the most skilful and fearless of all the fishermen and women on the Folla sea in her days. The legend about her deeds as a fisherwomen, pilot and lifesaver live on in the present day.

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Transportation


Car Check www.fosennamsos.no for time schedule. To be sure of a place on board you should advance book (half) day excursions from Namsos on Saturdays and Rørvik on Sundays at tel. (+47) 74 21 63 00 no later than 16:00 on Friday.

Facilities

  • Harbour facility

    • guest harbour
  • Nature and terrain

    • skerries
    • nature
  • Other accommodation

    • fisherman's cabins
  • Hire

    • kayak
    • canoe
    • boat rental
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The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan

Far out in the ocean, among a multitude of skerries and rocks, all of sudden you spot houses facing the open sea of Folla! This is the authentic...

The fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan

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Where to stay

Stay in a historic hotel or in a remote fishermen's cabin along Kystriksveien. But whatever type of accommodation you choose, book well in advance.

Eating along Kystriksveien

You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.

Shopping along Kystriksveien

You will find artists, craftsmen and farmers selling things as varied as Sami-inspired handicrafts and local food along the Kystriksveien road.

What to do

The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.

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